One of the things I love about coastal travel is the great options you have to visit a vineyard. That’s a HUGE reason why I love traveling the west coast. Vineyards are fast becoming a love of mine and my husband. When visiting Monterey this spring we had a chance to take in a spectacular little vineyard. Ever since then I have been on a quest for a wine that I can purchase at a local store that has an amazing crisp, not too sweet but rich in flavor. I’ve found it! This rich blend of Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato is Apothic White and would be a perfect wine to use for this Sangria recipe.
Sangria is traditionally made with red wine as a base. It’s also named after the Spanish word for “blood” – “sangre” because of its typical dark-red color. Since Pinot Grigio is typical for Sangria Blanca (White wine Sangria) I really went out on a limb to try this trio blended wine which is lovely all on it’s own.
from Apotic.com – “Apothic White is an approachable blend that combines Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato to create a luscious, vibrant wine in the bold style of Apothic. Intense flavors of peach, pineapple, honey and vanilla spice make this smooth white blend unforgettable”
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White Wine Sangria Recipe
- 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (about 4 oranges)
- 1 bottle white wine, like Pinot Grigo
- ¼ cup agave nectar
- 1 red apple, diced
- 1 cup pineapple, diced
- ½ cup seedless grapes cut in half
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- Club soda to finish
- Extract the juice of 4 oranges, to yield 1 cup of juice.
- In a large pitcher, combine the orange juice, white wine, agave nectar, apple, pineapple, grapes and lime. Stir until well combined and reserve in refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Add 2 ice cubes to each glass, and then pour sangria until the glass is ¾ full. Use a long spoon to scoop some fruit into the glass.
- Top off with club soda for a spritzer affect. Cheers!
- I even sugared the lime to give it a bit of summer whimsy!